Implementing an Integrated
GRC Capability Training

In this interactive GRC training you will learn how to efficiently design, implement, and enhance the GRC capabilities within your organization, based on the GRC Capability Model from OCEG, the organization that invented GRC.

You will learn the language of GRC and how to develop a GRC road map for your organization.

This program also prepares you to enhance your professional credentials by taking the GRC Professional certification exam, offered by OCEG's affiliate organization, GRC Certify.

In fact, over 90% of participants pass the GRC Professional exam on their first attempt!

Plus, get over $1,400 in additional bonuses
when you attend one of our in-person trainings!

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Upcoming Sessions

Aug 21
Nov 13

Implementing an Integrated GRC Capability – Chicago, IL – November 2017

November 13 @ 8:00 am - November 15 @ 5:00 pm CST

Industry Recognition for GRCP Certification

The GRC Professional certification is the best GRC certification to have if you are a professional working in GRC.  It is backed by OCEG, the organization that invented GRC, and has received industry recognition from the following sources:

OCEG GRC Professional listed as #5 of “18 Certifications Worth Having”

About the Course

Through lectures and practical group interaction, discussions, and exercises, you will learn about:

  • Defining a GRC strategy
  • Integrating and improving corporate performance, risk and compliance programs
  • Strengthening core business processes
  • Improving use of technology to support the integrated governance, management, and assurance of performance, risk, and compliance
  • Successfully pass the GRC Professional certification exam

There simply is no other training program that provides you with the skills, resources, and practical examples you need to help your organization improve its GRC capability by implementing the publicly vetted open source standards set out in OCEG’s GRC Capability Model.

At the heart of the seminar is the OCEG GRC Capability Model. Although various standards and frameworks exist to address discrete portions of governance, risk management and compliance issues, the OCEG GRC Capability Model is the only open standard that provides comprehensive and detailed practices for an integrated GRC capability.

Organizations can use the GRC Capability Model to address a broad GRC program across the organization or develop a structure within domains of GRC (e.g., legal, compliance, risk management, audit). The goal is to make GRC processes more effective, efficient, and agile to the needs of the business.

Introduction to OCEG and the GRC Capability Model

  • The use of frameworks
  • Available GRC individual certifications
  • Business context and the need for a GRC approach and Principled Performance
  • The “Big” picture of business illustration
  • Defining Principled Performance
  • Advantages of Principled Performance Governance, Risk Management & Compliance Basics Module
  • Defining common GRC terms
  • GRC concepts
  • GRC roles and responsibilities (e.g. audit, legal, human resources, IT, compliance, risk management, ethics, the boards, etc…)
  • Gaining commitment from senior management and the board
  • Overview of the OCEG GRC Capability Model
  • Implementing the OCEG GRC Capability Model at an organization

Learn Component

  • Understanding the external context of your organization
  • Understanding the internal context of your organization
  • Understanding and assessing culture
  • Understanding relevant stakeholders and developing a stakeholder relations plan

Align Component

  • Setting direction and management decision-making criteria in accordance with mission, vision and values
  • Defining high-level and lower-level objectives
  • Identifying opportunities, threats and requirements for your organization
  • Assessing levels of reward, risk and compliance – inherent and residual basis
  • Designing relevant actions and controls in order to respond to levels of reward, risk and compliance

Perform Component

  • Determining the right mix of proactive, detective, and responsive internal controls
  • Developing relevant policies and procedures
  • Providing communication to the right people, in the right way, at the right time
  • Delivering education to relevant individuals
  • Designing and implementing appropriate incentives
  • Designing notification methods to detect desired and undesirable events
  • Designing inquiry methods to detect desired and undesirable events
  • Responding to desired and undesirable events

Review Component

  • Monitoring the GRC capability
  • Providing assurance on the GRC capability
  • Making improvements to the GRC capability

GRC Strategy

  • Elements of a GRC strategic plan
  • Completing risk and compliance assessments as a starting point
  • Fraud risk assessment
  • Organizational risk assessment
  • Compliance gap analysis
  • Moving from the current state to desired state
  • Degrees of integration and maturity models
  • Building and explaining the business case for integrated GRC

GRC Professional Exam Preparation Module

  • GRCP exam areas
  • Exam resources
  • Sample GRCP exam questions and answers

 

fedora2 transparent tinyJason Mefford is a sought after speaker, business trainer and coach on ethics, corporate governance, risk management, GRC, compliance and internal audit topics. He helps organization think differently by becoming Principle Performers to help them reliably achieve their objectives, while addressing uncertainty and acting with integrity.

He is currently the President of Mefford Associates, a professional training, coaching and boutique advisory firm and is also a Brian Tracy certified trainer and business coach. Jason has spent many years training and coaching top business professionals all over the world, and is consistently rated as one of the leading experts and most effective speakers and trainers in the world.

He is the author of Risk-Based Internal Auditing, and was a contributing author on the OCEG GRC Capability Model v3.0. He is also a fellow with the Open Compliance and Ethics Group (OCEG) a nonprofit think tank that uniquely helps organizations drive Principled Performance® by enhancing corporate culture and integrating governance, risk management, and compliance processes.

The concept of Principled Performance® allows organizations to reliably achieve their objectives, while addressing uncertainty, and acting with integrity – the principles necessary for organizations to succeed over the long-term.

Jason has been the chief audit executive at two different multi-billion dollar manufacturing companies. His role also included being in charge of information security and being the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and Chief Risk Officer. Prior to that he was a manager at both Arthur Andersen and KPMG, performing internal and external audits and advisory services for clients in various industries. He was also a national instructor at both firms.

Jason is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Governance, Risk Management and Compliance Professional (GRCP), GRC Auditor (GRCA), Certified Risk Based Auditor (CRBA), Certificate in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) and Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA). He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and has been an active IIA volunteer serving at the local and international level.

He is currently an OCEG Fellow with the Open Compliance and Ethics Group (OCEG) a nonprofit think tank that uniquely helps organizations drive Principled Performance® by enhancing corporate culture and integrating governance, risk management, and compliance processes. He is also the Managing Director of GRC Certify, the certification body for OCEG.

He has been recognized by Yale University as a rising star in corporate governance, and was a finalist for the Corporate Secretary Magazine rising star in corporate governance award.

Jason is a graduate of Boise State University (BBA, Accountancy) and the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business (MBA).

Learning Objectives

  • Develop a GRC strategic plan
  • Align governance, risk and compliance in context of the organization
  • Understand, define, and enhance organizational culture as it relates to performance, risk, and compliance
  • Implement effective, efficient and agile GRC processes using the OCEG GRC Capability Model
  • Motivate and inspire desired conduct through the concept of Principled Performance
  • Understand technology’s role in GRC
  • Develop ongoing monitoring and continuous improvement of GRC activities through metrics and measurement
  • How to explain the value of Principled Performance, and an integrated approach to GRC, to your management and board

This is a basic to intermediate course and there are no prerequisites or advanced preparation.

Field of Study: Management Advisory Services

This is a group live event for NASBA authorized continuing education credit. Attendees who are All Access Pass holders or enterprise members of OCEG will receive a certificate of completion of this event indicating 24 hours of CPE.

To register for this event, please click on the Registration button at the top of the page.

OCEG is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.

Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org. For information regarding administrative issues such as complaints or refunds please contact info@oceg.org.

This is an OCEG training course, presented by Mefford Associates, an approved OCEG training partner.

This course is suitable for executives, managers and key staff in all GRC roles (including risk, audit, compliance, ethics, legal, performance, IT, etc…).

Members of technology providers and professional service firms will also benefit from understanding the issues and approaches to GRC challenges faced by organizations they seek to serve.

Individual Benefits

  • Differentiate yourself from the competition
  • Prepare to successfully pass the GRC Professional certification exam and come away with helpful information and suggestions for passing, including sample questions and answers
  • Become a sought after expert in GRC and gain an advantage in the competitive job market
  • Increase your potential earnings (certified individuals can earn up to 40% more than those without certification)
  • Network with other professional in GRC roles, including an OCEG Fellow, and contributing author of the OCEG GRC Capability Model v3.0

Organizational Benefits

  • Raise the GRC bar and boost stakeholder confidence
  • Meet legal/regulatory compliance obligations effectively
  • Improve responsiveness, efficiency and strategic business decisions
  • Protect and enhance your brand and avoid fines, penalties and reputation damage
  • Demonstrate GRC implementation, auditing and consulting expertise
  • Differentiate from your market competitors
  • Increase the value of your GRC consultants

Upcoming Sessions

Aug 21
Nov 13

Implementing an Integrated GRC Capability – Chicago, IL – November 2017

November 13 @ 8:00 am - November 15 @ 5:00 pm CST

Interested in an In-House Session of This Training?

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Not Sure if This Trainings is Right for You?

  • Are you new to a GRC role at your organization?
  • Do you need to develop, or improve your plan for dealing with GRC in an integrated manner?
  • Are you interested in adding a valuable individual certification to your resume or CV?
  • Do you want to network with other companies trying to implement integrated GRC capabilities?
  • Would you like practical tools you can apply at your organization, the day you get back from training?
  • Would you like some free advice and help from an internationally recognized expert in GRC who helped author the GRC Capability Model?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, all of the trainings apply to you.  What are you waiting for?  Sign up today and you will be one step closer to having your questions answered.

OCEG GRC Capability Model

The OCEG GRC Capability Model (or Red Book) helps GRC professionals plan, assess, and improve their GRC capabilities in order to achieve Principled Performance. Principled Performance is the healthy and vigorous state of being that enables organizational success. It can only be achieved by integrating and aligning information and core functions, and supporting them with strong communication, effective technology, and development of the desired culture.

The GRC Professional training course teaches how to apply the OCEG GRC Capability Model at an organization to develop an integrated GRC capability.

Mefford Associates is an authorized training partner of OCEG, and the only place you can get this valuable training based on the OCEG GRC Capability Model.

NASBA CPE Credit

The GRC Professional training course is a group live event for NASBA authorized continuing education credit.

This is a basic to intermediate course and there are no prerequisites or advanced preparation.

Field of Study: Management Advisory Services

This is a group live event for NASBA authorized continuing education credit. Attendees who are All Access Pass holders or enterprise members of OCEG will receive a certificate of completion of this event indicating 24 hours of CPE.

OCEG is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site: www.nasba.org.

For information regarding administrative issues such as complaints or refunds please contact info@oceg.org.

About OCEG

OCEG is a global, nonprofit think tank and community. We inform, empower, and help advance over 60,000 members on governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC).

www.oceg.org

About Mefford Associates

Mefford Associates is a professional training, coaching, and boutique advisory firm focusing on corporate governance, risk management, compliance, GRC, internal controls, and internal audit. We are an authorized training partner of OCEG and provide both public and in-house sessions of the GRC Professional training all over the world.

Our founder, Jason Mefford is a sought after adviser and speaker on ethics, corporate governance, GRC, compliance and internal audit topics.

Jason has spent years teaching business professionals all over the world, and is consistently rated as one of the leading experts and most effective trainers in the world.  He is also the author of a book on Risk-Based Internal Auditing and was a contributing author on the OCEG GRC Capability Model v3.0.